TIM BURTON | USA | 1990 | 105 MIN
All Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie Events are 21+ Only
From the whimsical imagination of Tim Burton, this classic follows the titular, scissorhanded hero (Johnny Depp) as he leaves behind his lonely castle and moves in with a kindly Avon lady (Dianne Wiest) and her family. Though initially out of place in their sunny, picture-perfect suburb, Edward manages to win over his new neighbors by creating marvelous, sculpted creations out of everything from topiaries to poodles. But Edward’s growing closeness with the Avon lady’s teenage daughter Kim (Winona Ryder) makes him a target for Kim’s sadistic jock boyfriend (beefed-up Brat Pack alumnus Anthony Michael Hall). The first of many pairings between Burton and Depp, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS cemented Depp’s status as a very 90s combination of teen dreamboat and goth idol, and is a perfect encapsulation of Burton’s talent for combining creepiness with genuine heart.
Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall
“Burton is a true movie visionary with uncommon insights into hearts in torment.” –Rolling Stone
The Philadelphia Film Society presents Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie!
Do you like trivia, nostalgia films, and drink? Then get your friends together to form an awesome Quizzo team (witty squad name required) and put your film and pop culture knowledge to the test at PFS’ monthly Quizzo & Movie!
Every First Thursday of the month, come out to the Philadelphia Film Center for a screening of a crowd-pleasing modern classic preceded by a few rounds Quizzo where all questions are about or inspired by that night’s movie. During the film, we will tally up the scores and reveal the winning team as the credits roll. The first-place team and runners-up will win prizes and bragging rights!